WEEK 9 GAMENOTES: Blue Bears vs. Broncos

The Livingstone Blue Bears will be celebrating Homecoming

Nov. 1, 2013

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Livingstone (2-6, 1-5 CIAA) vs. Fayetteville St. (5-3, 4-1 CIAA) GAME 9: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 • 1:30 p.m. Alumni Memorial Stadium Salisbury, NC

TWITTER: @FSUBroncos @LCBlueBears RADIO: WFSS 91.9FM

WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCE "Broncos On Blast": The Department of Athletics at Fayetteville State University will host its weekly coach's press conference on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. Bill McMillan, of the FSUBroncos.com Sports Network, will host Head Football Coach Lawrence Kershaw and select football players during the 30-minute event. The function will be held on the second level of Felton J. Capel Arena and is open to the public.

The Last Meeting
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October 27, 2012
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FAYETTEVILLE, NC - Running back Colon Bailey, Jr. broke Fayetteville State's single-game rushing record as the Broncos celebrated Homecoming with a 47-29 victory over Livingstone (2-7, 2-4 CIAA). Bailey finished with a career-high 288 yards on 36 carries and three touchdowns. The victory was also historical for Head Coach Kenny Phillips. It was his 75th career win. In 13 seasons at the helm, he now holds a 75-62 record.

The event will be streamed live on the www.fsubroncos.com/allaccess page. Bill McMillan will be taking questions via the Broncos Twitter handle @FSUBroncos. Please include #BroncosOnBlast in your tweet

BRONCOS FOOTBALL ON THE RADIO: For the fourth-straight year, Bronco football will air on WFSS-FM 91.9. WFSS will broadcast all 10 regular-season games. Donal Ware (play-by-play) and Eric Curry will have the call beginning with the pregame show 30 minutes prior to kickoff. WFSS' signal reaches East to West from Goldsboro to Rockingham and North to South from Raleigh into South Carolina. The games can also be heard online or through mobile devices at www.wfss.org

The FSU Coaches Show with Lawrence Kershaw airs each Thursday from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. on WFSS. Donal Ware talks with Coach Kershaw about the previous game and the upcoming opponent.

THE EVENT: Livingstone is coming off of a 2-8 season last year with a dramatic improvement with its offense. The Blue Bears offense has risen in the NCAA Division II rankings from 158th to 88th in the nation, and from last in the CIAA to third. Livingstone is calling all alum to return home for a week-long list of homecoming activities. Newly appointed interim head coach Daryl Williams will be leading the Blue Bears.

THE GAME: Fayetteville State has its eye on the prize and doesn't plan to take its next two opponents lightly.

The Broncos decisively handed St. Augustine's a 43-19 homecoming experience in Luther "Nick" Jeralds Stadium.

FSU was on a three-game win streak before losing its first conference game to Shaw. Now on a two-game win streak, the Broncos must dispel superstition and win out the season to make its fifth appearance

Livingstone is currently 2-6 overall and 1-5 in conference play. The sole CIAA win for the Blue Bears is against cross-divisional opponent Lincoln (Pa.).

LC will be looking to play spoiler; for this is their last conference game of the season. Sitting at the bottom of the division, the Blue Bears are behind Johnson C. Smith for whom they lost the season-opener to 17-34.

THE SERIES: This weekend's matchup will be the 52nd meeting between the two institutions. The first game was played back in 1929. Livingstone won the initial game 37-0.

Fayetteville State leads the series 31-18-2. The Broncos currently enjoys a nine-game win streak against the Blue Bears.

Since 2000, FSU has won 12 of the 13 games played. Livingstone has held the advantage from 1991 till 1999. The Blue Bears are 9-0-1 through the ten-year span.

Since 2001, Fayetteville State has only lost one game in Salisbury (2003); which was by one-point; 27-28. The Broncos lead by a score of 212-93 in Alumni Memorial Stadium.



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